Alex Tuff

WorkplaceNL Safety Advisor

Alex Tuff lives in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. He works as an occupational health and safety advisor with WorkplaceNL. His passion for this career runs deep and he is forever committed to the prevention of workplace tragedy, illness and disease.

Today, Alex is here as a volunteer of Threads of Life – the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support -- and its Speakers Bureau.

Threads of Life helps families affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease along their journey of healing. It provides these families with referrals and a one-on-one peer support program delivered by trained Volunteer Family Guides who have also experienced a workplace tragedy. Threads of Life is currently working with more than 3,200 family members from across Canada who have been affected by a workplace tragedy.

Many things have changed in Alex’s life since that fateful day. Here is his story.

11:20 - 12:05

Thursday 12th May

Threads of Life

A serious injury or death that happens in the workplace may show up in the news for a day or two, but then the news and the world quickly move on. Such a workplace tragedy effects not just the worker, but the close and extended family, friends, community, and co-workers. In 2013 Alex Tuff’s life was permanently and profoundly altered by a workplace tragedy. Alex will describe what happened and the impact the tragedy has had on his family. He delivers a profoundly moving reminder of why workplace safety is so important. Alex is a member of the Threads of Life volunteer speaker’s bureau. Threads of Life helps families affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease along their journey of healing.